Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) guidance for the practice of cardiovascular magnetic resonance during the COVID-19 pandemic

Yuchi Han*, Tiffany Chen, Jennifer Bryant, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Christopher Dyke, Michael D. Elliott, Victor A. Ferrari, Matthias G. Friedrich, Chris Lawton, Warren J. Manning, Karen Ordovas, Sven Plein, Andrew J. Powell, Subha V. Raman, James Carr

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Abstract

The aim of this document is to provide general guidance and specific recommendations on the practice of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are two major considerations. First, continued urgent and semi-urgent care for the patients who have no known active COVID-19 should be provided in a safe manner for both patients and staff. Second, when necessary, CMR on patients with confirmed or suspected active COVID-19 should focus on the specific clinical question with an emphasis on myocardial function and tissue characterization while optimizing patient and staff safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number26
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2020

Keywords

  • CMR
  • COVID-19
  • Guidance
  • Recommendations
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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